Winter has come and gone, and so has the time to binge watch Game of Thrones and Greys Anatomy, with a side of hot cocoa. Spring days are making way for summer, which is likely to bring new heat records in most parts of the world. And to prepare and make most of the upcoming season, it’s essential to switch up your sneakers game and include breathable sneakers in your collection.
If you are wondering what breathable sneakers are, they are shoes with fabrics that permit water vapour (aka sweat) to escape while maintaining water repellence. They protect you from athlete’s foot (a fungus which thrives in warm, moist environs such as sweaty non-breathable shoes) and the discomfort of sweaty, smelly feet.
So, ready for non-smelly, comfortable feet all summer? Good. Here are your top 5 options for breathable sneakers:
This sneaker is without questioning the most successful sneaker in a long time. In 2019, it was the most sold sneaker in a lot of countries including Germany. Of course, we are talking about the adidas flagship – the adidas NMD. NMD is an abbreviation for Nomad and describes perfectly the idea behind the sneaker. The objective was to create a sneaker that is suitable for digital nomads in all situations. Independently if you are walking to a coworking space, to a coffee with a friend or just want to go for a run after a productive Skype call – The NMD is always the right choice. The sneaker has a highly innovative sole made with the adidas BOOST material that allows you to rock the sneakers for hours without getting tired feet. The other component is the soft material of the upper that steadily provides you with a small breeze on the feet while walking to prevent you from sweeting in a proactive way. This sneaker is one of the best sneakers of the last years and we are excited to see more.
Nike VaporMax Flyknit
Everybody can run on gravel, forest soil or a track, but with the VaporMax from Nike you can even walk on Air. This is only possible with the highly innovative air sole of this unique sneaker – from the front to back it provides perfect damping without even using a midsole. The stretchable Flyknit material of the upper makes the sneaker always a perfect fit and provides continuous air circulation. If you neither want to miss comfort nor style, the VaporMax is the Sneaker of your choice.
New Balance MR530
For some of us it may look like our parent’s old gym shoes, but for some of us it is one of the hottest sneakers on the market right now. The talk is of the New Balance MR530. This sneaker keeps the vintage look of its predecessor for its upper but combines it with a modern sole that gives it a nice damping. The upper is made from breathable textile to keep your feet well refreshed over longer periods of time. No surprise that one can comfortably wear the sneaker the whole day, since it is was initially made for long runs – MR stands for Mileage Runner.
Puma did not have it easy over the last years. With a strong competition releasing their newest innovations month for month they were forced to make a power move and gain some space to breath. Their next Modell or as you would say in Japanese their “Tsugi” Modell convinced the sneaker community immediately with is sharp design and new lacing technology. The upper of the sneaker is made of the famous Ignite foam that gives you the perfect cooling in the hot months.
Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit
If there is one sneaker that might steal the title of “Most successful Sneaker of the Year” for 2020 from the adidas NMD it is definitely the new Nike Air Max 270. The Nike Air Technology is after over 30 years since its invention as up to date as it has always been. The 270 Air Unit in the heel of the sneaker can already be seen in every corner of the street. In combination with the breathable Flyknit material this sneaker is ready to go big in the summer and will definitely reach for the icon status.